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Focus Vice

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  • Model2017 Vice SL
  • Star Rating (3.5)
  • RRP $2599
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  • Model2017 Vice Pro
  • Star Rating (3.5)
  • RRP $2599

Sometimes it’s best to keep things simple. Because when it comes to mountain bikes, ‘more complicated’ doesn’t always equate to more fun on the trail. In the case of the new Vice trail bike, Focus has made a concerted effort to deliver a full suspension bike that is free of clutter, and free of the gadgets and gizmos that can send a bike’s price tag in to the stratosphere. Instead, they applied a simple and proven single-pivot suspension design with modern, kicked-back geometry into a strong and stiff alloy frame. The result is a playful, agile and fun mountain bike that’s all about letting it hang out on the trail. Want a lightweight race bike? Then consider the Focus Spine or O1E models. Want bigger travel for racing enduro and shuttling downhill trails? Then the Focus SAM will float your boat. But for riding rough, technical singletrack and having a blast while you’re doing it, the Focus Vice comes with everything you need, and nothing you don’t.

For the most part, the Vice is based upon a similar recipe to the Focus JAM. However, Focus has stripped things back a bit with a single-pivot swingarm that features just one bearing for the whole back end. An adjustable air shock allows you to add or release air pressure to suit your weight and riding style, while a 120mm travel fork delivers smooth suspension performance up front. Despite coming in at a cheaper price point to the JAM and not being as lightweight, the Vice claims to offer much of the same capability on rough terrain. It’s got 12mm diameter thru-axles front and back, and it features a dropper seatpost that allows you to squash the saddle out of the way at the flick of a button on the handlebar. Other modern features include a SRAM 1x drivetrain and powerful hydraulic disc brakes. Whichever model you choose, the Focus Vice delivers plenty of smile-inducing fun for those folks who just want to ride.




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At a glance

  • Trail.png

    Riding typeTrail

  • SRAM_NX.png

    Drive trainSRAM NX

  • 1x11_Mountain.png

    Gear ratios1x11 Mountain

  • AlMid.png

    Frame buildAlloy Mid

At a glance

  • Trail.png

    Riding typeTrail

  • SRAM_NX.png

    Drive trainSRAM NX

  • 1x11_Mountain.png

    Gear ratios1x11 Mountain

  • AlMid.png

    Frame buildAlloy Mid


SPECIFICATIONS


  • Frame VICE AL, 6066 alloy, BSA BB, 148 mm dropouts, external cable routing, PM 160 rear brake
  • Fork RockShox Recon Silver RL, 15 x 110 mm QR

  • Tyres Continental Mountain King 2, 60-584

  • Shifters SRAM NX1
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM NX
  • Front Derailleur SRAM NX
  • Crank SRAM NX1, 30t
  • Cassette SRAM PG-1130, 11-42

  • Saddle Concept MTB
  • Seatpost Concept Drop, 31.6x 412 mm, 120 mm adjust, remote
  • Handlebar Concept Flat
  • Stem Concept
  • Brakeset Shimano Deore, hydraulic disc brake
  • Frame VICE AL, 6066 alloy, BSA BB, 148 mm dropouts, external cable routing, PM 160 rear brake
  • Fork RockShox Recon Silver RL, 15 x 110 mm QR

  • Tyres Continental Mountain King 2, 60-584

  • Shifters SRAM NX1
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM NX
  • Front Derailleur SRAM NX
  • Crank SRAM NX1, 30
  • Cassette SRAM PG-1130, 11-42

  • Saddle Concept MTB
  • Seatpost Concept Drop, 31.6x 400 mm, 120 mm adjust, remote
  • Handlebar Concept Flat
  • Stem Concept
  • Brakeset Shimano BR-M396, hydraulic disc brake

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